December 26, 2014

Schoolism Holiday Sale!

Save $100 on all Schoolism online self study classes!
I'm proud to offer Designing with Color and Light:
And Environment Design:

December 11, 2014

December 08, 2014

Save $100 on my self taught online drawing course!

1 week only, save $100 on the self taught version of my online portrait drawing course! Promo code is fowkes100. More info and enrollment here.
I also have a session of the fully critiqued version beginning January 26. More info and enrollment here.

December 05, 2014

Live Workshops in Austin Texas!

If you're anywhere near Austin Texas on January 31-Feb 1, come join me and the Schoolism live gang for a weekend of Artist's workshops! See you there!

November 24, 2014

CTNX is a wrap!

Great weekend at CTN Animation Expo!
Good to meet all of you who came out to the workshops as well as old friends and co-workers!
This is myself, Rodolphe Guenoden, Christophe Lautrette and Armand Baltazar.

November 14, 2014

Portrait Demo!

Portrait drawing online class available! Critiqued version begins January 26 or you can take the self taught version anytime.

November 12, 2014

Online Portrait Drawing Critiqued Course!

Finally! Portrait drawing online course, fully critiqued session!
Class begins January 26, limited spots, enroll today!
Yay, I'm excited about this.

November 11, 2014

Last Call!

There are just a few spots left in in my CTN animation expo workshop:
Storytelling and the Hidden Language of Production Design  Friday November 21, 5:15pm
The Saturday workshop: Creating Extraordinary Places  is sold out.
For more info and registration go to and select Schedule.

See you there!

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

This is one of my paintings for the Shrek Halloween special.

October 07, 2014

CTNX Workshops!

Storytelling and the Hidden Language of Production Design  Friday November 21, 5:15pm
Creating Extraordinary Places  Saturday November 22, 3pm
For more info and registration go to and select Schedule.

See you there!

October 01, 2014

Limited Palette

Can you believe it? 2 colors plus black and white can mix nearly everything you need. (Alizarin crimson and yellow ochre.) Everything on this page is mixed from this very limited palette.

September 29, 2014

Last Chance!

Create exciting environments and bring them to life with color and light! Last chance to save $100 on my self taught online classes! Designing with Color and Light, Environment Design

September 26, 2014


I was recently interviewed for the Savvy Painter podcast, you can listen here.
Links to a few other interviews in the sidebar.

September 25, 2014

Fall Sale Ends Soon...

This is the last week of the Fall sale, save $100 on all self taught classes!
Designing with Color and Light:

September 23, 2014

Schoolism Live Montreal!

 It was a fantastic time at Schoolism Live Montreal this weekend! I got to talk about some of my favorite subjects as well as rub shoulders with some of the best artists out there.

From left to right: Kei Acedera, Bobby Chiu (organizer and host), Myself, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi with their lovely wives.

Special thanks to everyone who joined us!

September 15, 2014

Schoolism Live Montreal this Weekend!

Myself, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi are excited to see all of you in Montreal this weekend! Register here.

September 10, 2014

El Dorado

Continuing posts for the Schoolism annual Fall sale:
This is from the animated film The Road to El Dorado; learn how in my self taught online classes at while the sale is on!

September 08, 2014

The lighters hated me for this scene...

This is my version of photoshop impressionism. It's part of a discussion from my online lectures and demos about using color and light to best effect in an environment. I'll be posting material from my online classes while the Schoolism Fall sale is going on: $100 off the regular price of self taught classes until September 30!
Sign up for Designing with Color and Light!
Sign up for Environment Design!

September 04, 2014

Save $100 on my online self taught classes!!

If you've been interested in my online entertainment design classes, now is the time! Get $100 off the regular price!
Sign up for Designing with Color and Light here!
Sign up for Environment Design here!

September 02, 2014

From Sinbad

I know it’s an execution scene and everything but c’mon, was cropping my painting really all that necessary? :)

August 28, 2014

Neverland Color Key

This is painted in photoshop over an animatic rough model frame.

August 17, 2014

Painting Exercise

Get 3 random pigments to harmonize. (The image is lemon yellow, venetian red, ultramarine blue plus white.)

August 16, 2014

Perfect Sketchbook Kickstarter!

I'm backing the perfect sketchbook kickstarter, it looks to be the quality that I've been looking for but haven't been able to find.  I don't know this group personally so read carefully but I'm excited at its prospects, only a few days left!

August 14, 2014

I'm up on Twitter now!!

You'll always get the newest, freshest work here on Blogger but I'll have (almost) daily goodies coming out of the twitter feed from my backlog and sketchbook for those who are interested.